FORECAST: Storms likely Thursday.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:39:54 GMT —
There is the potential for our first round of severe weather on Thursday.
Showers will enter the area Wednesday night ahead of a warm front, and expect a possible rumble or two of thunder.
Thursday is the main story.
We have a higher chance for thunderstorms throughout the day as a cold front slides through, but as we hit 72 degrees in the afternoon is where everything piles up.
The SPC (Storm Prediction Center) has us under a Slight risk for severe thunderstorms, indicated in yellow.
Slight is an elevated risk level of around 30-40%.
The fact remains however that this may increase.
Factors that lead to severe weather have been indicating an increase in their magnitudes, one such factor of which is the strength of the jet stream.
More than likely, any severe weather would take place along the front as it passes overnight late.
I would like to add the possibility late afternoon continuing Thursday overnight, mostly due to the uncertainty of the building system, as well as the factor daytime heating will have on increasing the strength.
After this system passes, High pressure slides in for the weekend and after a quick light burst of snow overnight Friday, yes I know, sun will reign supreme for the weekend.
Overall, an intense and very interesting forecast but the only difficulty would be saying where and how much we should expect of severe weather.
With all this rain, the flood watch will most likely be upgraded for many counties currently under flood warnings ad rivers breach the flood stage again, so get ready for more flooding.
Stay with NBC25 and our weather team as we continue to track the storm. Also, stay updated at www.minbcnews.com for all of your latest weather information.
-Meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey